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Sardinia is rich in monuments from all historic and prehistoric periods but its most symbolic ancient structure is the “nuraghe”.
There are over 8,000 prehistoric nuraghi on the island, constructed by the Nuragic civilization that dominated Sardinia and the western Mediterranean for over 1,000 years.
Each nuraghe is a tower, and in some cases an extensive "prehistoric castle", which had both a civil and military function.
The “nuragici” people’s legacy also includes the Giants' Tombs, Temples in Pozzo and the stunning newly-discovered statues of Monte Prama Giants, considered the most remote and original example of statuary in Europe and in the western Mediterranean basin.
In addition, the Romanesque churches, numbering 250 and built at a time when Sardinia was independent, are intimate in size and artistically individual with captivating histories.